Ich liebe so absurde Ideen, wie diese. Es gibt einen globalen Blackout, während dessen der bis dahin eher semi bis gar nicht erfolgreiche Singer-Songwriters Jack Malik einen Unfall hat. Danach ist die Welt eine andere. Nicht er, sondern alle anderen haben ihr Gedächtnis verloren. Niemand kennt mehr die Beatles. Als hätten sie nie existiert. Malik kennt ihre größten Hits noch immer in und auswendig und so steht ihm der Weg zu Weltruhm offen. Als quasi Coverband deren Originale keiner je gehört hat.

Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, The Beach) hat in dieser Komödie Regie geführt. Die Hauptrolle spiele Himesh Patel und ich finde den Trailer wirklich sehr unterhaltsam. Yesterday startet am 28. Juni 2019 in den Kinos.

Yesterday Himesh Patel

Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal. From Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill, comes a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life.

Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mama Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.

Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra (Emmy winner Kate McKinnon), Jack’s fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie — the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.

Featuring new versions of The Beatles’ most beloved hits, Yesterday is produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (Love Actually, About A Boy, the Bridget Jones series) alongside Matthew James Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew. Curtis and Boyle also produce. Nick Angel and Lee Brazier serve as executive producers.

Via Testspiel